Planning matters

Johnson Bixby Gratitude List

Practicing gratitude is a powerful tool to remain optimistic – something we believe is critically important during this season of our lives. In this week’s Planning Matters blog post we share the Johnson Bixby team gratitude list.    Paula Lee, Director, Talent & Culture Foggy, crisp cool mornings Football, fire in the stove and a…

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Tips for Managing Your Credit Score

Accessing credit on reasonable terms is a key factor in managing our financial lives. Mortgage lenders, credit card issuers, cell phone carriers, etc. consider your credit score is as part of your overall financial picture as it helps the lender manage their risk. But what goes into that number? As a starting point, your credit…

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Six Reasons People Don’t Buy Life Insurance

Have you been contemplating buying life insurance? With the onset of Covid, many find themselves giving it serious consideration. Perhaps you’re one of those or you’ve just put off obtaining coverage to protect your family and future for other reasons. Take a look at the list of reasons why people don’t buy life insurance—do any…

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FAFSA: The Key Piece of the College Aid Puzzle

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, is your one-stop-shop for applying for federal, state, and even university aid. Types of aid include grants, scholarships, student loans, and student employment. If you or your children are thinking of attending a college or university in the next academic year, now is…

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The Lowdown on the Great Autumn Gourd

Corn might be the king of U.S. crops, but pumpkins are always in demand this time of year by kids and others celebrating fall’s festivities. Here are several interesting tidbits about one of America’s favorite fall gourds. Germany boasts world’s largest pumpkin. Mathias Willemijns showed off the world’s largest pumpkin in 2016 at the Giant Pumpkin…

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